Originally Posted by retronotmetro
Have fun arguing that one to a jury.
I think that if you shot someone in the leg it would be a pretty easy argument to make, assuming they didn't die on you :P The chest is a lot easier to hit and is what most people intent on killing aim for.
Originally Posted by Arethusa
That is generally a very, very bad idea.
I would say that it's very dependant on the situation and the laws where you live, no? If some guy comes at you with a wrench are you allowed to shoot him dead? He can't kill you with a blunt object if you shoot him in a non-lethal area and you'll be less likely to get in trouble for the shooting. I think you should use the least amount of force necessary to neutralize the threat, more out of fear of legal repercussions than any value I attribute to an assailants' life. If the guy has a gun however, the rules change.
I know that in canada even if a guy breaks in to your place you're not allowed to shoot him unless he's basically already on top of you with a knife already at your throat.
Regardless, I don't profess to be some expert in weapons tactics.